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Smart Manufacturing

March 10, 2017 • INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Emerging Ideas, Future of Business, Internet of ThingsComments (0)

By Seeram Ramakrishna, Chen-Khong Tham and Teo Kie Leong Manufacturing is vital to a country’s economic growth and ability to innovate. Manufacturing is changing from large monolithic production floors to geographically distributed, internet-connected, medium scale, smart factories. Engineering education needs to be updated in order to train engineers

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The EU Now Regulates Internet Services. But What Does that Mean, Exactly?

March 8, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, SPECIAL FEATURES, Business Mobility & E-Commerce, Digital Transformation, Internet of ThingsComments (1)

By Martin Schallbruch Internet access has become crucial to the functioning of our most important systems. The Directive on security of network and information systems (NIS Directive) is the first EU-level effort to enhance cybersecurity measures. What are

A New World Order with Industry 4.0

March 5, 2017 • Commentary, Future of BusinessComments (0)

From the Editors The Internet of things has invaded individual space and now live in our pockets in the shape of that little computer gadget we call the mobile phone. The gadgets in our personal space can now talk with each other without any human interface.

Strategising for the Future

March 2, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Global Business, Future of Business, Strategic SpotlightComments (1)

By Joan E. Ricart and Carlos Rey In this article the authors discuss how organisations can better strategise for the future by integrating and balancing the three logical approaches to strategy: analytical, institutional and systemic.   In the current

Is Your Innovation Strategy Ready to Meet the 21st Century?

March 2, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, INNOVATION, Global Business, Emerging Ideas, Future of BusinessComments (0)

By Tamara Bekefi and Marc J. Epstein We are living in the midst of great change. The impacts of climate change, social issues, and technology are altering the way we live and work. Water scarcity, greater competition for basic inputs resulting from shifting

At Your Service: Management with HEART

February 8, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, SPECIAL FEATURES, Marketing & Consumers, Editors' Pick, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

Interview with Rommel Gonzales The Bellevue Resort, Bohol, Philippines   “In the hospitality and airline industry, you are not selling rooms, nor selling airline seats. You are selling service.” A man with decades worth of experience in the

The Importance of Being Expert… Contextually Expert

February 2, 2017 • LEADERSHIP, Editors' Pick, Leadership DevelopmentComments (2)

By Barbara Kellerman The article argues that leadership is not a person – it is a system. It is a system in which three parts are of equal importance: leaders, followers (or others), and contexts. The article focuses on the importance of incorporating

The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap

February 1, 2017 • STRATEGY & MANAGEMENT, Editors' Pick, Strategic SpotlightComments (0)

By Harbir Singh and Michael Useem Based on the authors’ new book, The Strategic Leader’s Roadmap, this article stresses that strategic leadership constitutes a skillset that can be learned and mastered across a career. Becoming a strategic leader oneself

NGOs and Millennials – A Blinding Love Affair?

January 25, 2017 • Commentary, Social ImpactComments (1)

From the Editors As we start 2017 we look back to 2016 to consider some of the interesting events that will continue or influence the New Year. The Trump election and Brexit in the UK promise to dominate much of 2017 and beyond. Interestingly the youth

This Too Shall Pass Change is Not Only Necessary, It’s Inevitable

January 24, 2017 • TECHNOLOGY, Digital Transformation, Editors' Pick, Internet of Things, Surdak on TechnologyComments (0)

By Christopher Surdak  If one word was used to describe the year we have just lived through my choice would be “change”. For most businesses, change is both inevitable and unnerving. Change is a New Normal, and our notions of reliability, predictability